Martinez v. Strong

Filing 7

Order Accepting 4 Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations and Denying Certificate of Appealability. (Ordered by Judge Brantley Starr on 5/6/2022) (mjr)

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Case 3:22-cv-00673-X-BH Document 7 Filed 05/06/22 Page 1 of 2 PageID 28 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION GREGORY LEWIS MARTINEZ, ID #01861958, Petitioner, v. KELLY STRONG, Warden, Respondent. § § § § § § § § § § Civil Action No. 22-CV-00673-X-BH ORDER ACCEPTING FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE The United States Magistrate Judge made findings, conclusions, and a recommendation in this case. [Doc. No. 4]. No objections were filed. The District Court reviewed the proposed findings, conclusions, and recommendation for plain error. Finding none, the Court ACCEPTS the Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge. For the reasons stated in the findings, conclusions, and recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge, Martinez’s Motion to Extend Time for Filing Habeas Corpus, received on March 22, 2022, [Doc. No. 3], is DISMISSED for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. In accordance with Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 22(b) and 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c) and after considering the record in this case and the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, the petitioner is DENIED a Certificate of Appealability. 1 The Case 3:22-cv-00673-X-BH Document 7 Filed 05/06/22 Page 2 of 2 PageID 29 Court adopts and incorporates by reference the Magistrate Judge’s findings, conclusions and recommendation in support of its finding that the petitioner has failed to show (1) that reasonable jurists would find this Court’s “assessment of the constitutional claims debatable or wrong,” or (2) that reasonable jurists would find “it debatable whether the petition states a valid claim of the denial of a constitutional right” and “debatable whether [this Court] was correct in its procedural ruling.” 1 In the event that the petitioner files a notice of appeal, he must pay the $505.00 appellate filing fee or submit a motion to proceed in forma pauperis that is accompanied by a properly signed certificate of inmate trust account. IT IS SO ORDERED this 6th day of May, 2022. ____________________________________ BRANTLEY STARR UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000). Rule 11 of the Rules Governing Section 2254 Cases in the United States District Courts, as amended effective on December 1, 2019, reads as follows: 1 (a) Certificate of Appealability. The district court must issue or deny a certificate of appealability when it enters a final order adverse to the applicant. Before entering the final order, the court may direct the parties to submit arguments on whether a certificate should issue. If the court issues a certificate, the court must state the specific issue or issues that satisfy the showing required by 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2). If the court denies a certificate, the parties may not appeal the denial but may seek a certificate from the court of appeals under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 22. A motion to reconsider a denial does not extend the time to appeal. (b) Time to Appeal. Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a) governs the time to appeal an order entered under these rules. A timely notice of appeal must be filed even if the district court issues a certificate of appealability. 2

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